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1 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. BLR’s Safety Training Presentations Working Safely Outdoors BLR’s Safety Training Presentations

2 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Goals Poisonous Plants and Insects Snakes, Animals, Heat, and Cold Quiz

3 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Plants Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac Itchy rash, bumps, blisters Sticky sap—urushiol oil Poison ivy is not contagious

4 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Protection from Plants “Leaves of three, let them be” Plant or vine with glossy green leaves Where are these plants found? Long sleeves and pants Boots and gloves

5 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Poison Plants First Aid Wash up when done working outdoors Touch poison ivy— wash three times Cleanse area with rubbing alcohol Aspirin, hydrocortisone, antihistamines Try not to scratch

6 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Insect Bites and Stings Wasps, bees, spiders Swelling, redness, itching, pain Allergic reaction— hives, dizziness, nausea Severe reactions— trouble breathing or swallowing, shock, death

7 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Spider Bites Generally harmless Black widow Stomach pain, breathing difficulty, sweating, tingling Brown recluse See a doctor immediately

8 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Preventing Insect Bites Wear long sleeves and pants Wear white or light colors Don’t wear cologne or perfume Use insect repellent Don’t swat at insects Avoid yard work if allergic Wear gloves

9 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Insect Bite First Aid Apply ice Use hydrocortisone cream Remove stinger Carry an allergy kit Wear a medical ID tag Discuss allergy shots with your doctor

10 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Lyme Disease Early localized Lyme disease Disseminated Lyme disease Diagnosis Treatment Larva stage Nymph stage Adult stage Engorged adult Deer ticks (Black-legged tick)

11 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Preventing Lyme Disease Learn how ticks get on you Avoid tick-infested areas Wear long clothing Use tick repellent Perform Frequent tick checks Remove ticks properly

12 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Goals Poisonous Plants and Insects Snakes, Animals, Heat, and Cold Quiz

13 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Snakebites 7,000-8,000 venomous snakebites yearly Infections or allergic reactions Reactions to venom Pit vipers Coral snakes

14 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Snakebite First Aid Wash the bite with soap and water Immobilize the bitten area Get medical help Wrap bandage above the bite Use a suction device Do not use ice, tourniquets, electrical shock

15 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Avoiding Snakebites Leave snakes alone Stay out of tall grass Keep hands out of areas you can’t see Be alert when climbing rocks

16 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Animal Bites Bites and scratches can become infected Stop the bleeding Wash the wound Cover with sterile bandage Get medical attention Locate the animal

17 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Rabies Viral infection of warm-blooded animals Transfers through cut, scratch, or bite Early rabies symptoms More severe symptoms of rabies Diagnosis and treatment

18 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Avoiding Animal Bites Avoid strange and sick animals Do not try to separate fighting animals Leave animals alone when they are eating Do not approach a wild animal Back slowly from threatening animal Wrap arm in jacket or towel

19 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Heat-Related Illness Heat rash Heat fainting Heat cramps Heat exhaustion Heat stroke

20 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Preventing and Treating Heat Illness Get acclimated to the heat Provide ventilation and cooling Control the work done in hot conditions Wear protective or cooling clothing Drink plenty of fluids

21 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Exposure to Cold Hypothermia Symptoms of hypothermia Frostbite Symptoms of frostbite

22 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Treatment and Prevention of Cold Exposure First aid for hypothermia First aid for frostbite Heated shelters Administrative controls Protective clothing

23 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Pesticides and Herbicides Hazardous substances Labels and MSDS PPE First-aid procedures

24 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Equipment and Tools Fires from gas or sparks Sharp power tools Dangerous hand tools Flying objects Heavy, awkward lifting Rough objects

25 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Goals Poisonous Plants and Insects Snakes, Animals, Heat, and Cold Quiz

26 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Summary Recognize poisonous plants Protect yourself from insects Avoid snakes and wild animals Drink fluids in hot conditions Wear PPE when using pesticides

27 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Quiz 1.Describe the symptoms of heat exhaustion. 2.Describe the symptoms of hypothermia. 3.What are some symptoms of localized Lyme disease? 4.Name the two families of snakes that are venomous in the U.S. 5.What animals in North America primarily carry rabies?

28 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Quiz (cont.) 6.What does poison ivy look like? 7.What does a black widow spider look like? 8.What type of clothes should you wear to prevent insect bites or stings? 9.What should you do if bitten or scratched by an animal? 10.What should you read before working with pesticides?

29 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Quiz Answers 1.Weakness, dizziness, nausea, irritability, confusion, clammy skin, pale complexion 2.Shivering, confusion, warm sensation, slurred speech 3.Flu-like symptoms, enlarging rash that resembles a bruise 4.Pit vipers and coral snakes 5.Skunks, raccoons, foxes, and bats

30 /0406 © 2004 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Quiz Answers (cont.) 6.Clusters of three leaves 7.Glossy black with a red hourglass mark on the underside of the abdomen 8.Tight-fitting long sleeves and long pants 9.Stop the bleeding, wash the wound, get medical attention 10.Container label or MSDS


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